Monday, January 24, 2011

Congress Avenue

Congress Avenue, L. Daniel, 8 x 10, graphite


If I am downtown with a sketchpad, I inevitably end up finding an angle of our beautiful state capitol. Congress Avenue leads straight up to the big front lawn and it's always a striking sight to look up and see the many layered building.

8 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

LOVE this! I love the quick, sure way you captured that view. Thanks, Laurel!

Stephen Parker said...

Beautiful drawings. There's an amazing peaceful, yet active quality to your strokes.

Jeb said...

Nice!

Barbara M. said...

Gorgeous sketch Laurel,

Wish I could be there with you.

XOXOXOXOXOXBarbara

Karen said...

The sketches are lovely! You remind me to take out my pencil mroe!

Kathy Cousart said...

Love this also! Wonderful, confident rendering of a great composition.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Laurel, I'm loving these wonderful sketches, something I've just been doing myself.
A beautifully done sketch has a magic that nothing else does.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I'm seeing this now as it was in the 40's - it was hung all the way from the bridge with strings of just plain colored lights. No tinsel or anything. Remarkable and magical to a little child! I like your drawing, as it captures that scene with simplicity, and catches at my heartstrings.